A few days ago, I noticed a tab labelled "judges chambers" or something similar which appeared to be a separate set of forums, behind the main messageboards. I didn't have any time then but figured I'd go back and see what they were later. But now, I can't find them.
Any idea what that was? Where I can find them again?
I can never remember when the upcoming products list is updated - is it soon?
I note that the module line will be 'fully released' in January. Granted the new quarterly schedule changes things, but it would be great to see what is in the works. (Similarly for the campaign setting line - I can make the obvious guesses based on the upcoming AP, but there's usually a surprise or two).
Probably no big deal, but just in case, since it was October...
The above order has shipped to me and I got both the catalog and the comic. The system is still showing the catalog as pending though.
Theres no rush really, but should I be worried that this is still pending? I know you've got a flood of orders at the moment, but it occurred to me that some of these might actually be out of print and that may be causing a delay.
What does the following section of the rules apply to:
The Rules wrote:
You may explore your location once per turn. Many effects allow you to explore again on your turn; if, during a single exploration, multiple effects each give you an additional exploration, it counts as a total of 1 more exploration, not a series of additional explorations.
My first read through was essentially that everyone could explore once and you could only make further explorations if you had some card/power/etcetera which specifically granted you an additional exploration. However, that pretty much summarises the rule up to the semi-colon. What does the bolded mean? Or rather, how does it matter?
Is this good advice or not?
Our group doesnt switch character classes very often so there are several base classes we've never played. I would have thought learning the rules for a base class only so I could 'unlearn' some of them later when I played an archetype would be less efficient than just learning how the archetype worked from the get-go.
The quote above seemed to meet with approval from people who know the game well though, so I wondered if there was something I'm missing.
I've just managed to complete the second adventure using just one character (Amiri), although I failed a few attempts. Some of the enemies seemed quite brutal with just one character - the Skinsaw man, for example has his difficulty necessarily increased by 1d4, plus by the time you fight him, you've picked up two haunts which effectively increase it by another two.
I concede I'm not particularly good at games, nonetheless it seems like a definite increase in diffiuclty to me and I wonder if it's actually supposed to be possible to get all the way through with just one character or whether it's ultimately going to become mathematically impossible?
Hi CS people
I'm hoping to amend my shipping options to "ship as soon as possible" so I dont need to wait until December for November's comics. Unfortunately, I've been unable to open "My Subscriptions" for the last couple of days.
Would you be able to adjust my shipping preferences and then maybe let the tech team know about this issue?
I'm just looking back over my order history (if CS has any thoughts on the likelihood of this post possibly being implemented, I'd be glad to hear them. Granted it's probably not desperately high on the to-do list, but I figured it might be relatively easy.) and it appears to me that there were a few orders you neglected to bill me for.
I wonder if it's an actual thing, or if it's just a display error arising from merged/broken up orders? Anyhow, the orders in question are:
Order 2225569 5th September 2012
If I have received them for nothing, please feel free to treat this as authorisation to charge me for them. They're not particularly significanct orders, but I figured if it's a glitch in your billing system it'd be worth hearing about.
Just under my pending orders, there's a note:
My Order History wrote:
You have 619 orders in your order history.
Any chance it would be easy to add "...since Nov 12 2008, totalling $x.xx"?
Given the update to the PDF, is it safe to assume that ordering a copy of The Beginner Box from you will get us a second printing? Or are you still running down first printing stock?
I note it's not (yet) showing as an errata document - do I need to wait for that?
I have two subscriptions to the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game and am expecting to receive two of the promo cards each month.
Currently, my subscription page is showing I'll only get one Blessing of Zarongel in October.
Further, according to that page, I'm set to receive one each of both Dance with Squealy Nord and Birdcruncher Crown in December (with set three).
Presumably that's just a display glitch, but I figured it might be worth mentioning in case it was all automated and bad things started happening.
The introduction describes itself as that, but I can't see the OGL license anywhere. Is that something that should have been edited out?
I'm not an enormous fan of bestiaries (Tome of Horrors plus the current bestiaries plus the monsters from the APs is more than I'll ever need).
However, I think a bestiary of mythic monsters covering the gamut of CRs and MRs would be a useful addition to the library. Has there been any discussion about the likelihood or desirability of something like that?
Also, how do you spell likelyhood? >(
In another thread, 137ben asked a question and here is my answer. I figured it might be something others would have different opinions on:
I think a number of the previous campaign setting releases may well be of interest. What constitutes 'usable' is obviously a pretty subjective thing – I have no interest in and cant really comment on the mechanical value of the following, but (fwiw) the following are the campaign setting books I'd find most useful for inspiration/flavour material even if I weren't running a game in Golarion:
These are tied very heavily to Golarion's cosmology, but I think there is a huge amount of material here to adapt to another setting. They are amongst the best 'in character' sourcebooks Paizo has produced, in my opinion. I really enjoyed just sitting and reading them cover to cover.
The various "Monsters Revisited" books:
These are amongst my favourite of Paizo's sourcebooks. It's rare that I read one of these monster entries without getting immediately inspired to create an adventure/opponent/scene featuring the creature in question. They inevitably have some which you'll like and some which just wont sit well with you, but I think they are great for ensuring you don't get stuck in a rut and that there's more difference between a goblin, a bugbear and an ogre than just the CR.
Various of the City Guides/Etcetera:
This last batch are probably the most heavily tied to Golarion. I’ve listed them in order of decreasing ‘adaptability’ (in my opinion, anyhow). The Guide to Korvosa is one of the best written city sourcebooks I’ve ever seen and I think could easily be transplanted as a standalone city state/vassal of some ‘evil empire’ without too much trouble. Similarly with the others – Kaer Maga and some of the Cities in Cities of Golarion are perhaps too closely tied to Golarion (both of those sourcebooks are excellent though and well worth a read).
These would possibly depend on running a ‘magic items are special’ campaign. However, if you are looking at something like that, I think these would give great material for legends/backstory/etcetera that would be easy enough to adapt.
Hi paizo CS people
My subscriptions page shows that i'll receive one each of the fire sneeze and poog of zarongel cards (both of which I've already received two of in August) and only one of the upcoming blessing of zarongel card (which I was expecting two of in October).
Is that just a weird "we're between shipments and the promo card code isn't displaying properly" thing? Or should I be worried that I'll only receive one promo card next month?
When the issue of boxed sets comes up, the general comment is that they are uneconomical - that producing boxes of stuff is just hard to do without having to charge so much that hardly anyone will buy them.
I wondered if anything had changed in that regard given the experiences over the last couple of years with the Beginner Box and (more pertinently, since you're presumably more conerned with profitability) the Pawns boxes and Adventure Card Game. They all have high quality boxes and artwork and are packed with components.
Is it still in the 'too hard' basket? Or can I dream that one day there'll be a way to produce an Absalom boxed set? Or a set detailing the dungeons beneath Kaer Maga? I know you construct 'virtual boxes' via themed/linked products in your various lines we can assemble ourselves. It's not the same though...
I've decided to have a year or two focussed on other people rather than myself. Unfortunately, that means my RPG budget is going to be curtailed somewhat and I'd like to cancel most of my subscriptions. There are some preorders sitting there and I'd like to retain all of them (I realise the prices are going to change once they get around to shipping).
Would you please work your CS magic so that I can just retain one of the card subscriptions, the pathfinder tales subscription and both of the adventure card game subscriptions? If you would cancel all the others (whether they are currently single or multiple subs) I'd appreciate it.
Your products are awesome and your staff even awesomer - this is no statement about quality. Every year I've figured you must have peaked, only to be blown away by the following year's product. It's just I've decided my focus has been a little selfish of late (count the I's and me's in this post :p).
It's a minor thing, but the reversal of monsters and barriers on the some of the cards is an annoying source of occasional error when dealing out location decks at the start of a scenario. It's quick to grab the monster deck and deal the number of cards shown on the top row to each location, then take the barrier deck and deal the second row, etcetera. Trouble is a handful of the locations list barrier first.
Is there any way to bail on a scenario if it becomes clear things are going badly?
I've been playing through with just one character to get a feel for the rules before playing with the group and I've been surprised at how much I've enjoyed it. Now I want to see if I can get Amiri through the entire AP. :)
Trouble is, there have been one or two times where I've rolled badly early on (or walked into explosive runes) and death is pretty much inevitable. It seems to me that one character is going to face that kind of thing a lot and the penalty for dying is likely to end up being quite substantial.
Now that bases are available separately, is there any reason the larger sets need to have them included?
I can see an argument for their inclusion in the Bestiary Box (as a kind of "entry product" with everything you need), but who is being served by including bases in the Bestiary 2 Box? Are there many people who will own that set but not any of the others?
Cutting them out would reduce the cost of the set (perhaps marginally) due to the production costs and the ability to make the box smaller. Of more significance though would be the likely shipping savings (for some). Additionally, it means those of us with many sets wont keep amassing bags of redundant bases.
It seems to me that with future 'big box releases' you could equally provide a 'bases included bundle' (with the pawn set plus a bag of bases) on each product page. That way people who wanted to pick up some more bases could effortlessly include them, but for those of us with dozens of the things we could opt-out and not have to have unnecessary things shipped with those releases.
With the release of Ultimate Campaign and the latest printing of the core rulebook, I had assumed that you had decided to switch the production of the hardcovers to a matte internal finish, as opposed to the more glossy paper used previously.
I just got my copy of Mythic Adventures and it appears to be a return to the more glossy paper (akthough perhaps not quite as glossy as the earlier releases). Is that right? Or is it just the vagaries of production variances?
I'm sure it's one of those issues with advocates on both sides, but FWIW I much prefer the matte finish. Glossy paper books are far less appealing to me.
I get my subs sent USPS priority mail and I just noticed (thanks to a Frog God Games shipment notification) that they now provide an international tracking service which seems to work pretty well. Is that something paizo will be able to add for us eventually?
No doubt it would be a pain to implement, but I for one would appreciate it (and CS would no doubt like it if I could fret on my own without having to involve them :p)
Not often, but every now and again, I'd like to be able comment on the paizo/news articles/releases.
Ideally, I'd like to get them solely as a private message, but I'm guessing that's not going to happen. If I could receive them as pms as well as email, it would be useful to me.
It's predominantly cosmetic, but the above message isnt working properly for me anymore.
When I favorite a post it initially displays as per usual, but if I revisit the thread it counts me in as "x people have marked this as a favorite", leading me to re-favorite posts from time to time (at which point it changes to "You and x-1 people have marked this as a favorite").
Not a big deal, but I figured it might be a symptom of something more important.
I've been looking forward to this for ages. I like stories about goblins much more than when they show up in the game.
Were both stories co-written? Or did Erik write one (and if so which)?
I'm not sure if I ever got around to posting this here:
it looks like they've included ads now, but if you wait for them to get out of the way, I think it's a pretty cool graphic to play with.
Hi. I'm looking to round out my collection and have been back through those issues available at Paizo.com, now I'm hoping to 'fill in the gaps' as much as possible.
Would anyone be interested in selling any of the following issues of Dungeon?
94, 98, 101, 102, 104, 106, 111, 113, 118
I'm mainly interested in the issues from 1-87 (I have a half dozen or so of those, but would be keen to get my collection as close to complete as possible).
If you're interested, send me a pm or post something here.
In your opinion, what would a spellbook look like for an 'average wizard' at twelfth level?
How many spells of each level? Which ones? Etcetera
What spells do you think such a wizard would have prepared on a typical "we're about to explore some previously unknown, recently uncovered, underground ruins" day? Which spells would they have cast on themselves/the group first thing in the morning?
What proportion of people who attended paizocon are regular (ie weekly or more often) posters on the forums?
Anything from wild speculation through to scientifically tested hypotheses welcome.
I wonder whether you should consider a fourth category of modules on this page.
It seems to me that grouping them as: 3.5, Pathfinder (32 page), Free RPG day and Pathfinder (64 page) might be a good idea.
Given the product description of the subscription and the new format, I wonder whether someone might go and backorder some of the modules and then feel shortchanged to only get a 32 page book. The price should be a clue, but it's probably one of those things that's obvious once you know it.
Hi paizo CS people
As per this post by Sara, I checked my subscriptions page and it appears that two copies of the character add-on deck are going to ship in August but only one of the base set.
Would you be able to look into it for me and check that I'll get two of each, please? (And two of each subscription item going forward). Maybe my second sub is set to start with the add-on deck rather than the base set?
I dont know where to post this, but I thought I'd mention that I'd quite like the option to tweak my PF miniatures subscription a little further.
If there were three additional boxes where I could 'preorder' one or more copies of each of the evolution, encounter and builder sets as they came out (automatically assigning the discount code due to expire the earliest, if one existed) that would suit me down to the ground.
(As a side note, if every subscription offered you the option of varying the quantity from one on upwards, it would be more convenient for me).
I know there have been a couple of slippages the last couple of months , but given the explosion in pathfinder this year (the comics, goblinworks goodies, the ramping up of the miniatures line, monthly player companions, RotRL collectors edition, the card game, mythic Playtest....) I think it's remarkable that we're going to get through to gen con pretty much up to date (and with a terrific looking 2014). It's silly how impatient I get waiting for that monthly shipment (I remember the first AD&D books coming out at the blistering rate of one a year). Nonetheless, the increased reliability compared with past years is both noticed and appreciated.
Presumably that's a shared achievement (although Jessica seems to have ended up with the headaches - no doubt job description related...)
So thanks to all concerned, from a self confessed paizo addict. Keep making awesome stuff! :)
Hi CS people
Would you be able to add a second adventure card game subscription for me?
Full disclosure: although my current duplicate subs in other product lines are for me, this one would be for a friend of mine. I think i remember you saying that you'd rather he open his own account, but we suspect that the cost of shipping one extra card game subscription with my other subs will likely be significantly cheaper than that for a standalone subscription.
Fingers crossed, but no big deal if its not possible.
I dont know how prevalent it is, but I often use the favorite button on the boards to express a general "yeah, I agree". If that is common. Maybe it would be useful to be able to favorite reviews as well?
Occasionally, I'm stirred enough to post a review, but I dont have the dedication that many of the reviewers do. Quite often they sum up what I'm thinking much better than I could (and favoriting is so much easier than going through the motions oneself - plus once someone else has said it better, it kind of feels redundant to post a whole review repeating what they said).
If the "I agree" thing is a common usage (and if many people are like me and basically lazy when it comes to reviews), then it might give Paizo an indication of just how strongly some product is liked/disliked in a different way than the current 'average number of stars' does.
If someone has created an account (with address and so forth) but is struggling to order through the website for some reason, would you process an order if they were to ring and provide credit card details over the phone?
I like the couple of these we've seen (or at least i like the look of the one ive seen and the one thats been announced). I don't have any catchy titles but would like to suggest some more I'd love to see:
There are others (like razmiran) that would be interesting, but I'm more interested in a campaign guide for those. The above list are ones I'd like to see even if there were no concurrent campaign guide, adventure or AP. I think they'd make interesting places for PCs to come from, even if the adventure was elsewhere.
Cheliax, Taldor and Andoran are the other obvious ones, but I'm presuming the existence of a 3.5 companion for those kind of pushes them down the "likelihood" list.
Hi Paizo CS People
I have a bunch of things in my sidecart, some of which I hardly remember ordering. :/
Would you be able to cancel the following things, please:
Sorry for the hassle. It seems like I got a little trigger happy a few months back - I dont really need quite that many multiples.